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Endocrine System
Endocrine System

Dexamethasone Oral Solution

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid.

Indicated for use in certain endocrine and non-endocrine disorders, in certain cases of cerebral oedema and for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical hyperfunction.
Endocrine disorders: Endocrine exophthalmos.
Non-endocrine disorders: Dexamethasone may be used in the treatment of non-endocrine corticosteroid responsive conditions including: Allergy and anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis. Arteritis collagenosis: Polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis nodosa. Haematological disorders: Haemolytic anaemia (also auto immune), leukaemia, myeloma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, reticulolymphoproliferative disorders (see also under oncological disorders). Gastroenterological disorders: For treatment during the critical stage in: ulcerative colitis (rectal only); regional enteritis (Crohn’s disease), certain forms of hepatitis. Muscular disorders: Polymyositis. Neurological disorders: Raised intra-cranial pressure secondary to cerebral tumours, acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis. Ocular disorders: Anterior and posterior uveitis, optic neuritis, chorioretinitis, iridocyclitis, temporal arteritis, orbital pseudotumour. Renal disorders: Nephrotic syndrome Pulmonary disorders: Chronic bronchial asthma, aspiration pneumonitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sarcoidosis, allergic pulmonary disease such as farmer’s and pigeon breeder’s lung, Löffler’s syndrome, cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis. Rheumatic disorders: some cases or specific forms (Felty’s syndrome, Sjörgen’s syndrome) of rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, acute rheumatism, lupus erythematosus disseminatus, temporal arteritis (polymyalgia rheumatica). Skin disorders: Pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, erythrodermas, serious forms of erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), mycosis fungoides, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis. Oncological Disorders: lymphatic leukaemia, especially acute forms, malignant lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), metastasized breast cancer, hypercalcaemia as a result of bone metastasis or Kahler’s disease, Kahler’s disease. Various: intense allergic reactions; as immunosuppressant in organ transplantation; as an adjuvant in the prevention of nausea and vomiting and in the treatment of cancer with oncolytics that have a serious emetic effect. Covid-19:Dexamethasone is indicated in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adult patients who require supplemental oxygen therapy.

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Endocrine System

Dexamethasone Oral Solution

Dexamethasone Oral Solution
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Flavour Sweet
Storage Conditions Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Sucrose Free
Shelf Life (Closed Bottle/Open Bottle) 17 months / 1 month
PIP Code 119-5965
EAN Code 05016119000362
Sodium Levels Essentially sodium-free
Ethanol Concentration None

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    Endocrine System

    Dexamethasone Oral Solution

    Dexamethasone Oral Solution